Chelsea Crockett

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Water Workout!

Summer time = swim time! Swimming is super good for you, and it is super fun to do! I knew swimming was great for your health, I just didn’t know…

Summer time = swim time! Swimming is super good for you, and it is super fun to do! I knew swimming was great for your health, I just didn’t know HOW good! Here are 3 reasons why you should hop in the pool this summer, other than to show off your 5 star cannon ball!

 

1. Easier on your joints: Swimming is an awesome way to exercise and be easy on your joints. Workouts like running are super rough on your joints and can really damage them in the long run, so swimming is a great way to avoid that!

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2. Increased muscle tone and strength: Have you ever seen a chubby dolphin or a chunky fish? I doubt it! That is because it takes a lot of energy and strength to move through water. Swimming or water activities is considered resistance training because you are pushing against the water and “resisting” it, and it is well known that resistance exercises are the best way to build muscle tone and strength

 

3. Full body workout: Unlike working out at the gym where you focus on one part of your body at a time, such as arms or legs, water exercise works all of your muscle groups at once. It also increases the movement and flexibility of your joints!

 

Now go hop in the pool and get your workout on!

XOXO, Chels

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How to Improve Your Endurance

I am always looking for ways to improve my endurance, which is low long/far your body can go without tiring. When you are running, having good endurance is vital because…

I am always looking for ways to improve my endurance, which is low long/far your body can go without tiring. When you are running, having good endurance is vital because it keeps you going for longer distances and allows you to stop less. Here are a few ways to help you improve your endurance so you can become the best runner you can be!

  1. Run outside: When you are running on the treadmill and you get tired it is easy to just stop and hop off. When you are running outside, you have to make it home somehow. If you walk, it takes you twice as long to get home, so you are motivated to keep running in order to make it home faster!running-feet
  2. Run with a goal in mind: When you run, have a specific distance in mind. When I am running I keep track of my distance so I can see how close I am to my goal. It is such an awesome feeling when I am close to the end of my run and I can see the end in sight.
  3. Run with a bud: Having a running buddy is always a good idea! They motivate you to actually get out and run, and they also help you improve your running time by pushing you to run faster!

Now, get up, go run, and improve your time!

XOXO, Chels

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Bananas for Bananas!

As you all know, I am bananas for bananas. One reason I am so crazy about them is because they are so incredibly good for you. Just HOW nutritious are…

As you all know, I am bananas for bananas. One reason I am so crazy about them is because they are so incredibly good for you. Just HOW nutritious are they”? Stick around to find out.

Here are 10 reasons you should stop what you are doing and eat a banana:IMG_2247

  1. Bananas help battle depression because of their high levels or tryptophan. The tryptophan is then converted to serotonin which is a happy-mood brain neurotransmitter.
  2. They help protect against mid-workout muscle cramps and nighttime leg cramps.
  3. PMS-ing? Do yourself a favor and eat a banana. It will help improve your mood and reduce your symptoms.
  4. Got heartburn? Bananas are a natural antacid.
  5. They help you control your blood sugar and prevent you from snacking in between each meal!
  6. Bananas are rich in pectin which means they can help detox toxins and heavy metals from the body!
  7. They are a great probiotic.
  8. Remove a wart by placing the inside of the peel against the wart and taping it in place.
  9. Bananas make you smarter by making you more alert while learning! Eat a banana before your next exam.
  10. Rub banana peel on bug bites or hives to relieve itching!

Now you know why I am bananas for bananas!

XOXO, Chels

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Water Bottle Workout

My favorite kind of work out is a convenient one! Not all of us have time to go to the gym or go out and run a mile, so we…

My favorite kind of work out is a convenient one! Not all of us have time to go to the gym or go out and run a mile, so we have to get creative with our workouts! All you need for this next workout is a water bottle. Yup, that is it! A one quart water bottle weighs about 2 pounds. Here is how it goes:

10 goblet squats

5 tricep extensions

10 kettlebell swings

30 Russian twists

10 glute kickbacks

15 standing shoulder presses

10 side lunges

20 squats

So, go fill up a water bottle and get to work! If you arent familiar with some of these workout moves, then just google them! They are all very simple and easy to do. If you are feeling brave, repeat this workout a couple of times! You got this.

XOXO, Chels

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Tank Top Arms Workout!

Ladies! Tank top season is fast approaching! You know what that means? You gotta start getting your arms tank top-ready! Here is a super quick workout to tone those babies…

Ladies! Tank top season is fast approaching! You know what that means? You gotta start getting your arms tank top-ready! Here is a super quick workout to tone those babies up so you can flaunt that tank top!

-10 pushups

-24 bicep curls

-15 shoulder presses

-10 pushups

-15 tricep dips

– 15 back rows

-15 lateral raises

-10 pushups

-15 tricep dips

 Crank this baby out a few times a week and you will have the most rockin’ tank top arms anyone has ever seen! What is great about this workout is that it is short and sweet and to the point. Stay tuned for more quick easy workouts to help you get your best beach body!

XOXO, Chels

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Trampoline Workout

How many of y’all own a trampoline? Trampolines are not only a super fun way to pass the time, but they are also a great way to exercise! Did you…

How many of y’all own a trampoline? Trampolines are not only a super fun way to pass the time, but they are also a great way to exercise! Did you know that jumping on the trampoline for 10 minutes is the same amount of exercise as a 30 minute jog? Totally true! Here is an exercise routine to crank out on your trampoline to burn through some calories!

  1. Straight jump: Keep your arms straight over your head and keep them raised as you jump up. Jump up, keeping toe touchyour body as straight as you can, and then land with your body straight. Repeat this 30 times.
  2. Seat drop: Do a “but bomb”. Everyone can do these! Do 30 of them in a row!
  3. Do 30 toe touches.
  4. Do 30 “tuck” jumps, where you tuck your knees to your chest when you are up in the air.
  5. 30 jumping jacks.

If your family has a trampoline, then you can knock this routine out in just a few minutes and burn through those calories! AND have a great time doing it!

XOXO, Chels

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3 Ways to Run like a Pro

Running gives me such a release. It relieves my tension, my stress, and it sends my endorphins through the roof. I love learning tips and tricks on how to improve…

Running gives me such a release. It relieves my tension, my stress, and it sends my endorphins through the roof. I love learning tips and tricks on how to improve my form and my running techniques. Here are 3 ways to run like a pro!

 

  1. Learn proper form: It may not seem like a big deal, but having good form is uber important! If you run consistently with improper form, it can take a toll on your body and over time it can injure you. When you are running, keep your head stacked over your spine, relax your shoulders, and tighten that core.running-cheaper-than-therapy-square
  2. Fuel your body: running on an empty stomach is no bueno! You need the right amount of fuel, not too much that you cramp while you run, but not too little that you are running on empty. Eat a small protein packed snack about an hour before you run.
  3. Be consistent: When you don’t run for a while, you have to build back your endurance. If you want to stay fit, then you need to make sure that you are being consistent with your running. It is hard to get back in the saddle when you sit out for a while!

 

Lace up your shoes and hit the trails, ladies!

XOXO, Chels

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Morning Workout!

The best way to wake yourself up in the morning is with a quick workout. It gets your heart pumping and wake your body up so it’s rip roaring and…

The best way to wake yourself up in the morning is with a quick workout. It gets your heart pumping and wake your body up so it’s rip roaring and ready to go! Here is a quick, equipment free workout that you can do in the morning to start off the day right.

80 Jumping Jacks

chelsea crockett workout40 Sit-Ups

20 Push-Ups

50 squats

20 lunges per leg

60 second wall sit

This workout will take you no more than 5 minutes, and you will be glad you carved out that little slice of time to start off your morning right! If you know that you are going to have a jam packed day and that you won’t have time to hit the gym or treadmill that day, then taking five minutes to knock this out will satisfy your daily workout regimen.

Work it!

XOXO,Chels

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Homemade Apple Sauce

When I was a kid, I used to love applesauce! I still do! The best kind of applesauce is the homemade kind, the kind where you know all of the…

When I was a kid, I used to love applesauce! I still do! The best kind of applesauce is the homemade kind, the kind where you know all of the ingredients are all natural and there are no preservatives. Here is a super yummy, super healthy recipe so you can make your very own applesauce!

chelsea crockett apple sauce

Ingredients:

  • 6 medium apples
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1 tsp. – 1 tbsp. Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. Vanilla Extract

1.Peel and core the apples. Chop the apples you have cored into chunky pieces.

2. Place the apples in your crockpot. In a separate bowl, combine water, cinnamon, sugar, and vanilla. Pour the mixture over the apples in your crockpot, making sure the apples are evenly coated.

3. Put the lid onto the crockpot and cook the apples on low for 4 hours or until they are soft. Once they are soft, remove them from the crockpot and mash them with a hand masher if you want your applesauce to be chunky. If you want it smooth, mix it with a mixer!

Applesauce is the perfect after school or after practice snack! Satisfy your sweet tooth with this yummy treat! When your friends try it, you can tell them you made it from scratch. They will be SO impressed!

XOXO, Chels

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Green Coconut Smoothie

In my book, there is nothing more refreshing than a fruit smoothie. Smoothies are a great healthy snack! They are also the perfect breakfast food! This next smoothie I am…

chelsea crockett smoothieIn my book, there is nothing more refreshing than a fruit smoothie. Smoothies are a great healthy snack! They are also the perfect breakfast food! This next smoothie I am going to introduce to you is jam packed with foods that will give you energy and keep you full for hours on end!

Ingredients:

1/2 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 cup spinach
1 large banana, peeled
1 large green apple, peeled and chopped
2 tablespoons shaved coconut
1 cup ice

Put the coconut milk, yogurt, spinach, banana, apple, coconut, and ice into your blender and blend the mixture until smooth. Viola! You now have a fruity, coconut-y, energy packed smoothie that will keep you full and focused all day long!

XOXO, Chels

 

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Sleep, It’s Good For You!

Happy summer Insiders,                 If you’re like me you, then love late summer nights.  Hanging out with my girlfriends, making videos, and watching movies are just a few things that…

Happy summer Insiders,

                If you’re like me you, then love late summer nights.  Hanging out with my girlfriends, making videos, and watching movies are just a few things that keep me up all night.  It’s always a great time, but I started losing more and more sleep.  I started looking into the benefits of sleep and now force myself to sleep more.  It’s SO good for you!!  The term “beauty sleep” is actually a real thing.  Getting 8-9 hours of sleep a night reduces dark circles under your eyes and reduces wrinkles.  Many studies also suggest that you will live longer.  Who doesn’t want that?!  As well as looking more beautiful and living longer, getting enough sleep can improve memory and creativity.  This can help with school or making YouTube videos, like meLaughingChelsea Crockett- sleep.  If you’re an athlete, it can help with your performance level.  If you’re not happy with your game, then get some sleep!  Along with all of these amazing benefits, getting enough sleep can help you maintain a healthy weight.  You’ll be more beautiful, fit, and have more attention with a good night of sleep.

                Goodnight 😉

                                Chelsea

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